Fermilab Today June 8, 2009 - June 12, 2009

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Time to Complete Accomplishment Reports
It is that time of year to reflect on our past year’s performance. Please note the following forms must be completed in July: • 2008-2009 accomplishment report (completed by employee) • 2008-2009 performance review form (completed by manager). You may view forms, instructions, and resources on the website at http://wdrs.fnal.gov/elr/perform_rev.html If you have questions, please contact the Employee Relations department.

Bike to Work Week is June 13-19
Record your miles at http://bike.fnal.gov and enter to win prizes. For more information see the Active Transportation Website at http://www.activetrans.org/biketoworkweek or contact Jamieson Olsen at x2779 or email at jamieson@fnal.gov.

Pool Memberships are available in the Recreation Department
The Recreation Department will be selling pool memberships from now until August. You may purchase membership at the Recreation Office in Wilson Hall 15 West from 8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Single membership $80, family membership (2-4 members) $180 with additional family members $10 each. Children 2 and under are free. Children's swim lesson information will also be available. Forms are available in the Recreation Office, or on the Recreation Website at http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/pool.html.

Argentine Tango Classes through June 24
Our new series of 5 tango classes starts Wed., May 20, if you would like to sign up, please send an e-mail to Pamela Noyes, at noyes@fnal.gov. Outstanding Chicago tango dancers, Daniel Noce and Ramona Nita will teach the next series of classes. Classes run each Wed. thru June 24 in Ramsey Auditorium. No Class June 3. Class set, $75.00 per person or $18.00 per class - Pay first day of class. Basic I & II: 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. - Practice prior to class - 6:30 p.m., Intermediate/Advanced: 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. For more information please visit http://bss.fnal.gov/tango.pdf

International folk dancing - cancelled June 4, resumes at Auditorium June 11
International Folk Dancing will meet for the summer on the stage of Ramsey Auditorium. The group meets weekly through the summer in the Auditorium, beginning Thursday, June 11, at 7:30 p.m. There will be no dancing on Thursday, June 4. Newcomers are always welcome. More info at (630)584-0825 or x8194 or email folkdance@fnal.gov or visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/

Barn Dance June 14
The Fermilab Folk Club presents a Barn Dance on Sunday, June 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kuhn Village Barn with music by the Common Taters and calling by Walter Hojka. Everyone is welcome. Admission is $6. Children under 12 are free. 12 to 18 year olds and people over 65 are $3. For more information and directions please visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkclub/

Python Training June 17-19
James Lee will teach Python training at Fermilab on June 17-19. For more information or to enroll, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=3647

Toastmasters meeting June 18
Become the speaker and leader you want to be. Come to the next Toastmasters meeting on Thursday, June 18, 12:00 p.m - 1:00 p.m., Wilson Hall, One West. People who communicate effectively get ahead in life. Wouldn't you like to develop this priceless skill? Now you can. Toastmasters will show you how to listen effectively, think on your feet and speak confidently. You will learn valuable leadership skills in a supportive non-intimidating environment. Come visit our Toastmasters club and see what we can do for you. For more info call the Recreation Dept. x2548.

NALWO "A Summer Evening Potluck Picnic"
NALWO - Invites you to gather for…A Summer Evening Potluck Dinner, Friday, June 19 from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Kuhn Barn Picnic Area (In case of rain, we will be inside). Please plan to bring a side dish to pass, and if the weather is nice, we will have the grill available, if you would like to prepare something on the grill, desserts and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. To make your reservation contact: Margie Nagaitsev at mnagaitsev@hotmail.com or (630)232-7308.

English Country Dancing, June 21
English country dancing will next meet on Sunday June 21, at Kuhn Village Barn. The afternoon starts with dances for experienced dancers at 1 p.m., and dances for everyone from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. The group often holds a potluck picnic to follow dancing. Newcomers are always welcome. English dancing will continue through the summer on the 3rd Sunday of the month. To get on an email reminder list, or for more information, contact (630)584-0825 or email folkdance@fnal.gov or visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/english

Donors needed for Fermilab Blood Drive June 23 & 24. Give a pint - Get a quart of Oberweis Ice Cream
Fermilab will host a blood drive on June 23 & 24 in support of the Heartland Blood Centers located in the NE training room on the ground floor of Wilson Hall. June 23 from 8 a.m. to 12:00 p.m and June 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Please schedule an appointment on the ES&H home page at http://www-esh.fnal.gov or by calling Diana at x3771 or Margie at x5680. If you have type O blood or type B blood please consider a DRC donation as it helps many more people than a whole blood donation can. It adds about 15 minutes to the donation process and 2 parking spaces reserved for donors both days.

ACU Car Buying Tips Demonstration, June 24
Knowledge is power when buying a car. Attend ACU’s free demonstration to see the online resources available to help you get the best deal on your next new or used car purchase. The free demonstration will be held on June 24 at 12:00 p.m. in 1 North Wilson Hall. Receive a free gift after the demonstration, while supplies last. Reserve your seat today as space is limited. To register call 815-267-7731, or e-mail sgrask@argonnecu.org or stop by any ACU branch.

Environmental Safety and Health Fair - June 29
Come to the Environment Safety & Health Fair and have some fun. You will gain awareness of summer safety hazards and safety concerns. Get to know your Senior Safety Officer (SSO) and other safety personnel from all our divisions and sections. Topics that will be covered include: Motorcycle & Bicycle safety, hazardous weather, flu, travel, West Nile and many others. There will be raffles and give-aways to make your summer safe for you and your family.

Discounted Rates at Grand Geneva Resort, Lake Geneva, WI
Discounted rates. Come enjoy a Wisconsin retreat at the AAA Four Diamond Grand Geneva in Lake Geneva starting at $109 per night. Lake Geneva is one of Wisconsin's premier golf and ski destinations. With Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired architecture and an activity for everyone, Grand Geneva provides just the right mix of high-tech convenience and comfort. All guestrooms feature marble bathrooms, LCD televisions and furnished outdoor patios or balconies. Prices: Sunday - Thursday: $109/night - Saturday & Sunday: $139/night For more information please visit www.grandgeneva.com/fermilab

Interaction Management and Performance Review courses scheduled for summer 2009
Note to Managers/Supervisors: To prepare for upcoming performance reviews, the Professional Development Office has scheduled special summer sessions of the "Interaction Management" and Performance Review" classes. To enroll for Interaction Management, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=2986 and to enroll for Performance Review, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=3711

Discount for SciTech Summer Camps - July 6
The SciTech Hands-On Museum offers week-long summer camps for kids ages 6 to 14 that will help make them love science and knock their socks off. Satisfaction guaranteed or you’ll receive a full refund. Camps start July 6. Fermilab employees can sign up their kids for the discounted price of $199 each. Use the code FERMI2009 after clicking on http://www.scitechmuseum.org/brochurehome09.html, call Esther Allen at (630)859-3434, x228 for more information.

Intermediate/Advanced Python Programming July 22-24
James Lee will teach Intermediate/Advanced Python Programming training at Fermilab on July 22-24. For more information or to enroll, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=3691

Process piping (ASME B31.3) class offered in October
Gain a clearer understanding of how piping systems fail and the code requirements and guidance to prevent such failures. Learn about the concerns and questions that must be addressed to produce a safe piping system, and learn where and how to get these answers. For more information or to enroll, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=4999.

Scrapbooking Open House
You'll have fun learning how to create handmade cards at this Scrapbooking Open House held at the User's Center Piano Room on Monday, June 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come any time during these hours. Cost is $5 for supplies. RSVP the Recreation Dept. at x5427 or kphelan@fnal.gov by 4 p.m., June 4.

Accelerated C++ Short Course: registration open - June 8
On June 8, Fermilab will offer the first session of Accelerated C++: A Short Course in Practical Programming by Example. The Short Course is an extended professional development experience that emphasizes computer programming in modern standard C++. No tuition is charged; the required textbooks will be available for check-out from the Fermilab Library. Participants receive TRAIN credit upon successful completion of the eight-session course. Walter Brown, who participates on Fermilab's behalf in the international C++ standardization effort, is the course instructor. He is a member of the Co. For more information please visit http://home.fnal.gov/~wb/AcceleratedCpp.html

Barnstormers meeting
The Fermilab Barnstormers will have their monthly meeting this Wednesday, June 10, at 5:30 p.m. If the weather permits, the meeting will be held at the Frelo Field (close to site 39). In case of bad weather, it will be held at the Users Center.

DASTOW 2009 set for Wednesday
Don't forget to kick-off summer break for your children with a visit to Fermilab to celebrate Daughters and Sons to Work day. A bevy of events highlighting science and ecological aspects of the laboratory are scheduled from 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. For a complete schedule of events and to see photos from previous DASTOWs, see the DASTOW Web page.

Users Office Closures
The Users Office will be closed Wednesday June 10, and the morning of Friday, June 12, to enable its staff to attend the National Users Facilities Organization meeting at Argonne. We appreciate your understanding.

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